To assist entrepreneurs utilizing two programs – Ideator and Builder – at Vanderbilt University’s the Wond’ry Center, the organization has partnered with the institution’s Information Technology (VUIT) organization to launch the Wond’ry-VUIT Genius Bar.
As described in this post, the Wond’ry worked with 27 entrepreneurial teams that used one of the two programs and almost one-half of those teams had a tech component as part of their idea. VUIT developers with expertise in data science, cloud architecture, web, software and mobile app development, and health care information technology knowledge consulted with the Wond’ry entrepreneurs on a range of technical topics. They included insights on how to develop prototypes or minimum viable products, technologies that can bring pathbreaking ideas to life, and necessary resources and challenges to consider. Developers are also available to review product mockups, answer technical questions and assist in the development of apps and other technology solutions.
Entrepreneurs in the program include Vanderbilt faculty, graduate students and postgraduate students and other local campuses without entrepreneur centers including Meharry Medical College.